New Releases – June 23 – July 5

Dear Readers,

Here are a few more fun facts about books from Margaret Brownley.

  • The first published book ever written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain used a Remington in 1875.
  • Charles Dickens had to be facing north before he could write a word.
  • One out of every eight letters you read is the letter ‘e’.
  • William Shakespeare invented the word hurry. He also invented the words boredom, disgraceful, hostile and puke.  So if you have occasion to use these words be sure to credit the Bard. 
  • It took Noah Webster 36 years to write his first dictionary.
  • Dan Brown was a pop singer and songwriter before writing The Da Vinci Code.
  • Before the Renaissance, three-quarters of all the books produced in the world were Chinese.
  • Americans buy approximately five million books a day. 125 new titles are published daily. 

Happy Reading,

In the Field of Grace – Tessa Afshar – Ruth has followed Naomi back to the land of her people. Now alone and at starvation’s door, Ruth uses the only thing she has left – a strong back to gather the left overs in a field.

Pride, Prejudice and Chees Grits – Mary Jane Hathaway – Shelby is looking at tenure at her college until a bad review of her new books derails her plans.  When the reviewer who put her career on hold gets a job at the same college, she isn’t sure how to handle him.  Falling in love was not it.

Secrets of Sloane House – Shelly Gray – The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery – Rosalind’s plan was very simple – get hired to Sloane House as a maid then figure out what happened to her sister while she worked there.  But there are dark secrets being kept at Sloane House.

Heaven Sent Rain – Lauraine Snelling – Go to Lauraine’s website – laurainesnelling.com and join the contest of joy for a chance to win.  Dianah’s neat and tidy life is turned upside down when she takes Jonah for breakfast one morning.

The Family of Jesus – Karen Kingsbury – Life Changing Bible Study – Meet the family that knew Jesus best.  Joseph, Zechariah, Elizabeth, John the Baptist, James and His beloved mother Mary.  Told in a fictional tale with Bible study included.

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